One on one with Walshy – Kyah Simon

Former Matilda Sarah Walsh sat down with an excited and highly motivated Kyah Simon as she looks to make up for lost time after recovering from a long term knee injury.

To say Kyah Simon is buzzing about being back in the Westfield Matildas setup would be an understatement.

Following the long and arduous rehabilitation process from a knee reconstruction which she underwent in October 2013 after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in a match against the USA, the 23 year old now finds herself in contention for a berth at the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Making the long road back to recovery even more difficult to take for Simon was the fact that she was coming off one of the best years of her career.

Life often throws up hurdles and much of it is about how people choose to deal with them, and Simon is a classic example of a seeing it as a half glass full. Having made her way back into the Westfield Matildas squad, she is not taking anything for granted.

“It has been a tough 14-15 months and now that I’m back the rehab part almost seems the easy part, but now that I’m back on the pitch, back in that competitive environment within the team I’m really enjoying it…so for me it’s to win that mental battle with myself and keep progressing with every game and every training session,” Simon told Walsh.

“I’m so grateful for being back on the pitch now.”

Click on the video link above to watch the full interview.

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